Cellana talcosa

Cellana talcosa

Cellana talcosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Lottioidea
Family: Nacellidae
Genus: Cellana
Species: C. talcosa
Binomial name
Cellana talcosa
(A. A. Gould, 1846)

Cellana talcosa, the talc limpet or turtle limpet[1] is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Nacellidae, which is one of the true limpet families.

This species is endemic to the Hawaiian islands, where its common name is koele or opihi ko'ele. [1] It is the largest limpet found in the Hawaiian islands and can reach 4 inches in diameter.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.manandmollusc.net/molluscan_food_files/molluscan_food_6.html
  2. ^ http://www.gastropods.com/1/Shell_5751.shtml

External links

  • Cellana talcosaHawaii.edu —